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Cloud Website Hosting Explanation

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What is cloud website hosting really? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite modern in today's information technology, Internet and hosting jargon. In spite of that, just a select few actually are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite lengthy story short, we will first inform you about what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Disk Storage Only.

1. Furnishing a remote data storage service, which involves one disk storage device for all customers, does not convert any particular web hosting corporation into an actual cloud website hosting plans provider.

The cPanel web hosting firms call the ability to furnish remote data storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are talking about web hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for individual or business purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared web hosting solution, powered by a one-single-server hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the other parts of the whole web hosting platform must be working in precisely the same way - this does not relate only to the remote data storage. The other services involved in the entire web hosting procedure also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very tough. A very meager number of hosting providers can truly accomplish it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, E-mail Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote file storage exclusively. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving lots of domains, web portals, electronic mails, and so on, aren't we?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one takes a lot more than providing solely remote file storage mounts (or perchance servers). The e-mail server(s) need to be dedicated exclusively to the email linked services. Performing nothing else than these particular tasks. There might be only one single or maybe a whole bunch of e-mail servers, depending on the overall server load generated. To have an authentic cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their real quantity. Performing nothing different. The same is valid for the users' Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) as well.

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud website hosting services provider will support numerous data center facility sites on different continents.

Here's an instance of a DNS of a true cloud website hosting corporation:



If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your web hosting solutions provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be confident when you perceive a DNS like the one underneath:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This kind of DNS simply demonstrates that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting solution and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical server copes with all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), web files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Interpretation of Cloud Website Hosting.

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not limited only to a remote data storage solution, as numerous web hosting corporations wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting firms would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not classified as such, as they plainly offer file hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform seems indeed quite simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's simply one tiny constituent of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, maybe a bunch of brand new clouds we presently are not informed about will turn up out of the blue.

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